Timbering in Underground Anthracite Mines (Part 1)
DVD589 (Was VC807) - 1994
( Part 1 | Part 2 )
Timbering is the most common roof support method used in underground anthracite mines. The system of timbering is governed by the character of the top and bottom, thickness of the coal vein, pitch of the coal vein, life of the entry, haulage system, and the operator’s approved roof control plan. This videotape demonstrates the fundamentals and characteristics used in installing typical timber sets: single prop, post and bar (two-piece sets), and “double timber” (three-piece sets).